Crownline E285 XS

Crowning achievement.

By Ken Kreisler
Occupying an upper level position as one of the industry’s outstanding manufacturer of sport boats, bowriders, deckboats, cuddy cabins and cruisers, it’s no wonder Crownline’s new Eclipse E285 XS is already turning heads.


  • LOA: 27'10"
  • Beam: 8'5"
  • Draft: 22"/38"
  • Weight: 5,705 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 75 gals.
  • Water Capacity:
  • Power: 350 hp
  • Price: Contact dealer

“Crownline is very excited about the recent release of the new E285 XS, and she is getting a lot of attention at early boat shows,” says Crownline’s Amy Turner. “The ‘Ultimate Dayboat’ for model year 2019 has something for everyone. Performance, luxury, cruising, watersports or grilling, this boat checks off a lot of boxes.”

From her rakish arch and curvy sheerline to F.A.S.T. Tab performance, the E285 XS is one exciting package. Crownline has melded its bowrider and deckboat designs to offer more than ample space for a boat in her size class. 

Stepping aboard via the swim platform is safe and easy, and the ample cockpit is well-equipped with transom and portside seating areas. The aft seat is electrically operated and easily transforms into a large sunpad. To starboard is a grilling station and refrigerator — a handy dining table stored below decks in the ski locker deploys effortlessly.Forward of that is the helm, offering a comfortable bucket seat and Raymarine 7-inch touch screen with digital gauges, engine information and sonar. An additional bucket seat is to port.

The walk-through windshield leads to the bow area where comfortable seating awaits. You’ll find ample storage areas here for hiding toys, life jackets, towels and more. The standard fold-down electric arch comes with Suntop and Hang Tyte Canvas, and the port head compartment features a handheld shower and electric toilet. Centerpiece of Crownline’s standard Social Swim Transom Design are two of the eight Wet Sounds speakers placed throughout the boat.

She is powered by a standard, single Mercury 300 XL four-stroke outboard with DTS Controls and runs on Crownline’s proven F.A.S.T. Tab hull design for more control at slow speeds and reduced drag for fuel efficiency. All these features combined provide a safe and comfortable ride.

The new E285 XS has it all: Excitement, reliability and safety. 

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